Incidents of rare eye infections on the rise due to poor contact lens hygiene

Researchers from the University College London (UCL) in England have observed an increase in cases of a rare but preventable eye infection in recent years. The findings emphasise the importance of good hygiene habits when wearing contact lenses

Incidents of rare eye infections on the rise due to poor contact lens hygieneSince Acanthamoeba can survive in the space between the lens and the eye, people who wear contact lenses are at higher risk of infection. The paper titled ‘Acanthamoeba keratitis: confirmation of the UK outbreak and a prospective case-control study identifying contributing risk factors’ was published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology on September 19. What […]